If you’re experiencing back, neck or other pain in your body, a visit to your local Chiropractor might be a good solution. Most people have heard of Chiropractors but may not know what to expect. In this article, we’ll outline the Top 5 reasons to see a chiropractor:
1. Less pain
The number one reason people seek out chiropractic care is to get rid of aches and pains. Chiropractors are very successful in finding the underlying cause of pain and correcting the cause. This is usually accomplished with a thorough history taking, possible x-rays, thorough examination and computerized nerve scans. Chiropractors adjust the spine to remove spinal misalignments, which are the cause of the problem. Many people choose to stay under preventative chiropractic care because they know that it helps keep their pain from returning and they have a better quality of life.
2. Stronger immune system
Chiropractic patients are less susceptible to illnesses and disease such as colds, influenza, cancer, pneumonia, and inflammatory disease such as fibromyalgia and eczema. Studies show that people under chiropractic care have a 200% greater immune competence than those who have not received chiropractic care. Both serum thiol levels and CD4 cell counts (both important immune system components) are higher in people who are under chiropractic care.
3. More Energy
People under chiropractic care experience higher energy levels for many reasons. The main reason is that when the spine is adjusted, pressure is taken off the nerves. Since the nervous system is the energy system and electrical system of your body, if any interference due to misalignments or subluxations of the spine occur, energy flow is decreased leading to fatigue and lack of energy.
4. Better focus and brain function
The majority of chiropractic patients say the first thing they notice when starting chiropractic care is they have less brain fog. They can think more clearly and gather their thoughts more easily. This is because when spinal misalignments or other problems are removed, proper nerve flow is restored from the spine to the brain and change slow, depressive brain waves to faster more productive brain waves.
5. Prevent and decrease the progression of arthritis
Subluxations are misalignments in the spine that put pressure on the nerves. When vertebrae misalign, or become subluxated, they don’t move. This is a problem because the only way the joints and the discs get the nutrition they need to stay healthy is through proper movement.
When joints or vertebrae don’t move properly over long periods of time, discs start to degenerate and bulge, and bone spurs start to form. This is called osteoarthritis. As chiropractors, we remove subluxations and restore proper joint function. As a result, chiropractic prevents and decreases the progression of arthritis.
If you’re interested in learning more or seeking chiropractic care, contact Dr. Peacock for more information or to set up an appointment.